CCTV Reviews

Updated April 13, 2015
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  1. show host

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CCTV

    Pros

    good platform if you stick to media industry

    Cons

    no growth in a long run


  2. Creative Designer create news graphics and motion graphics. Sometimes graphic rescues for social media

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CCTV

    Pros

    Dynamic environment, working with super talented and friendly designers and other cool people in an open office

    Cons

    Working hours can be quite late, and very likely you need to work on holidays

    Advice to Management

    Give designers more control of their creative designs


  3. Do they even care?

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    Current Employee - Producer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Producer in Washington, DC

    I have been working at CCTV part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The people are kind, upper management is nice (they don't bother or micromanage you) and they care about progressing an employee's abilities.

    Cons

    They will squeeze you for every penny that you're worth. Ever single hour matters and they can really work you. Many complain about how they are being shuffled into lesser positions and many feel like they are just a cog piece in the company's machinery. Managers can often overlook people and just demand a product. Work can be grueling with little to no reward.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like they matter.


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  5. CCTV

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    Former Employee - Copy Editor
    Former Employee - Copy Editor

    I worked at CCTV

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The hours were easy enough.

    Cons

    The work was not stimulating.

    Advice to Management

    Become more organized


  6. Accountant

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CCTV

    Pros

    Wonderful Workplace to work. Environment is professional.

    Cons

    You may ask to work on National Holidays.


  7. Taken for granted

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CCTV

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    paid internship, hands-on work, gain practical experience

    Cons

    doing irreplaceable work that employees get paid to do, which is considered illegal in the contract


  8. Helpful (1)

    CCTV

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Desk in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Desk in Washington, DC

    I have been working at CCTV full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Very easy work, don't have to do a lot of things.

    Cons

    Lack of capable staff. Lots of people just sit there and do nothing.


  9. Like working in a badly managed factory

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    Former Employee - Associate Producer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Associate Producer in Washington, DC

    I worked at CCTV part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great health benefits,,some nice work colleagues, central location and decent pay. The work itself is enjoyable and you get to pitch interesting stories.

    Cons

    Very disorganized, illegally forcing workers to take days off/work unpaid, you get publicly humiliated if you mess up, efforts are made to help non-Asian colleagues understand Chinese culture but they couldn't care less about the reverse. Management is all ego and doesn't listen until something goes wrong.

    Advice to Management

    Applying what works in China, doesn't work in the US. The management hierarchy creates a fear-filled environment that has employees crying in corners when they mess up. Half the staff is looking for a better job when the economy picks up. We feel unappreciated and not listened to.


  10. Helpful (1)

    mistake! dont' do it

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Producer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Associate Producer in Washington, DC

    I worked at CCTV full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    friendly associates at lower level, many Directors are full of ego and obnoxious

    Cons

    Senior managers..Chinese managers do not have not a clue and how to manage in an American environment and have hired people poorly to fill the ranks. I hated my Director, all she did was bad mouth the managers who hired her as well as the people above and below her. RUN as fast as you can

    Advice to Management

    why, they wont listen, this is COMMUNIST Chinese TV. Free Press, not here.


  11. It's stressful and you got pretty complex relationships with your colleagues...

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    Current Employee - News Editor in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Current Employee - News Editor in Beijing, Beijing (China)

    I have been working at CCTV

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    High paid among media groups

    Cons

    Very fast pace and high pressure

    Advice to Management

    Improve transparency of payment.



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